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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

My Everything

Ariana Grande's Nickelodeon days are in her rearview mirror now. So far back, in fact, that you can't really see them anymore from the vantage point of her raunchy second record, My Everything.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

"Shake It Off"

The first big frothy, poppy single from country-no-more Taylor Swift's 1989 album tries to dismiss all the haters … while ironically drumming up a few more along the way.

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Sam Smith

Sam Smith

In the Lonely Hour

Sam Smith's debut album is titled In the Lonely Hour. But it could just have easily been called It's a Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad World.

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Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

"All About That Bass"

All the components of newcomer Meghan Trainor's neo doo-wop hit add up to having a healthy body image. But a saucy sexiness subtracts from the positivity.

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Magic!

Magic!

Don't Kill the Magic

Among other things, this Police-inspired Canadian reggae fusion act asks, "How do you want to be remembered? As a sinner or a saint? As a hero or a villain?" Are these guys really musical magicians ... or something a little more muddled?

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Jessie J

Jessie J

"Bang Bang"

So is the suggestively titled "Bang Bang" (featuring guests Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande) about anything other than the sexually obvious? Do your kids like broccoli and spinach?

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